Tenor High School, chartered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is the only school of its kind in Milwaukee. Opened in 2005, we continue our mission to provide students with an opportunity to complete four years of high school in three years. Successful students then receive one free year of college education at Milwaukee Area Technical College during their senior year. Tenor’s staff provides individual guidance and mentoring that makes each student’s transition to college successful. Many of our students continue at MATC to complete an Associate’s Degree while others have chosen to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at a four year college or university.
Our program is ideal for students who are eager to get a head start on their college education. Students graduate from Tenor with a high school diploma and a certificate in a specific area of concentration from MATC, credits for an Associate’s degree, or credits to be transferred to a four year degree program. Tenor helps open the door to college for many students who might not otherwise consider education beyond high school.
Over the past ten years, Tenor High School has been recognized locally and nationally as an outstanding school. Most recently, Tenor received the 2013-2014 Wisconsin School of Recognition award from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction, received a Bronze Medal from US News & World Report in their 2014 Ranking of Best High Schools, and was named a finalist for the Milwaukee Charter School Advocates’ High School of the Year Award. In addition, Tenor is a certified Project Lead the Way school, and participates in WIAA sports.
Tenor prepares students with a rigorous curriculum in a safe and engaging environment. Small class sizes, dedicated teachers and administrators, and school-sponsored activities allow students to build communication, leadership, teamwork and decision-making skills, giving them many opportunities to experience both academic and personal success.
Through academically stimulating high school and college courses, Tenor prepares its students for tomorrow… today.